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The Perfect Negative | Rewind Photo Lab

  • The Perfect Negative | Rewind Photo Lab

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The Perfect Negative | Rewind Photo Lab

How do you expose for the perfect negative? 

In this program, you will learn how to create the perfect film negative  (Colour or Black  &  White).    

We will cover manual camera functions, the full principles of exposure, 
understanding  and selecting the best film for your projects and analysing your negative to further develop your understanding.    

Each week you will be given a weekly assignment and Rewind Photo Lab will process your film and provide prints for group review. 

Please note the course cost does not include processing costs. A discount will be given to all Contact Sheet course participants on all services at Rewind during the program dates. 

The program runs over three sessions each session three hours with a break. 

Session dates and times:

- Saturday 10th November, 24th November and 1st December 2018
- 10am-1pm.

This program is run in collaboration with Rewind Photo Lab 
Rewind is a photo lab in Sydney, specialising in film processing, scanning and professional printing.

About your Mentor - Ben Ali Ong 

Ben Ali Ong is an artist working predominantly across photography, video and mixed media. Choosing to work solely in black and white, his brooding photographs are defined by their use of dream-like imagery. Often blurry, grainy and scratched – Ong’s pictorial choices appear to be made completely at random, creating a disjointed and surreal narrative. Ben has been exhibiting in solo and group exhibitions for over a decade and has been a finalist in many prestigious photographic awards including The Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award, The Redlands Art Prize, The Olive Cotton Photographic Prize, The Moran Photographic Prize and the Blake Prize. His work is held in numerous corporate and private collections such as the Macquarie Bank Art Collection. He has been represented by leading Gallery's such as United, Tim Olsen Galley, Boutwell Draper, and is now a part of Artereal Gallery in Sydney's line up of Represented artists.

Ben completed a Diploma of Photography in 2004 and since then has worked full time as a Photographer, Artist, and Technician. From 2004-2017 he worked with Master Printer Warren Macris as a technician for some of Australia's leading Photo Artists and Educators, with well over a decades experience in both analogue and digital imaging. Currently he works at Rewind Photo Lab primarily as a Fine Art Inkjet Printer and Scanner.